Eliminating Single Use Plastic at Canary Wharf - Making Sustainability Real
 
 
 
 
 

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CAPTURING DISPOSABLE ITEMS

From June 2017 our Estate has been a Clean Coffee Zone, providing recycling options for visitors for disposable coffee cups and lids and collecting coffee grounds from our retailers for recovery.

The cups and lids collected are reprocessed and create recycled products, while the coffee grounds are used to produce coffee logs that burn 20% hotter and longer than traditional wood logs. Each log contains coffee grounds from 25 cups of coffee and are converted using revolutionary technology from start up company Bio-Bean.


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REWARDING REUSE

To incentivise a culture of reuse we have partnered with HELPFUL, a London based tech start-up that has designed a reward app to encourage people to live a plastic-free life.

Users collect coins each time they use their reusable cup, bottle, cutlery and bags at Canary Wharf which can be redeemed and spent in partner stores.

The app also identifies plastic bottles and coffee cups and guides the user how to recycle it. All waste receptacles across the Estate have been tagged so when a user scans a product the app directs them there to ensure it’s been recycled properly.

 
 

IN ACTION